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Eagerly anticipating this week ... (30-17)

Eagerly anticipating this week ... (30-17)
Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name (2017)

5/30/2016

Top 10: The best big hit movies reviewed by Film Excess to date


1. The Blues Brothers (1980) - John Landis


2. La Dolce Vita (1960) - Federico Fellini


3. Casablanca (1942) - Michael Curtiz



4. Inside Out (2015) - Pete Doctor & Ronaldo Del Carmen



5. Life of Pi (2012) - Ang Lee



6. Amadeus (1984) - Milos Forman 


7. The Artist (2011) - Michel Hazanavicius



8. The Big Lebowski (1998) - Joel and Ethan Coen


9. The Descendants (2011) - Alexander Payne


10. Apocalypto (2006) - Mel Gibson


Other masterpiece big hit movies and a documentary reviewed by Film Excess to date (in alphabetical order)

Amy (2015, documentary)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) 
Babel (2006) 
Beetlejuice (1988) 
The Big Short (2015) 
Chinatown (1974) 
Cinema Paradiso/Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988) 
Die Hard (1988) 
Flight (2012) 
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)  
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Sessions (2012) 

Great big hit movies, a documentary and a short reviewed by Film Excess to date (in alphabetical order)

(500) Days of Summer (2009) 
About Schmidt (2002) 
American Gangster (2007) 
An American Werewolf in London (1981) 
Annie Hall (1977) 
Argo (2012) 
Bad Santa (2003) 
Begin Again/Can a Song Save Your Life? (2013) 
The Birds (1963) 
Blade (1998) 
Blue Jasmine (2013) 
Boogie Nights (1997) 
Das Boot (1981) 
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Broken Flowers (2005) 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 
Child's Play (1988) 
Collateral (2004) 
Crumb (1994, documentary)
The Dark Knight (2008) 
Dawn of the Dead (2004) 
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) 
The Departed (2006)
Django Unchained (2012) 
Don Jon (2013) 
Donnie Brasco (1997) 
Down by Law (1986) 
Drag Me to Hell (2009) 
The Equalizer (2014) 
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) 
House of Usher/The Fall of the House of Usher/The Mysterious House of Usher (1960) 
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared/Hundraåringen Som Klev Ut Genom Fönstret och Försvann (2013) 
The Impossible/Lo Imposible (2012) 
The Lego Movie (2014) 
Looper (2012) 
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 
Non-Stop (2014) 
The Notebook (2004) 
Papillon (1973) 
The Reader (2008) 
Two Men and a Wardrobe/Dwaj Ludzie z Szafą (1958, short) 
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 

Good big hit movies reviewed by Film Excess to date (in alphabetical order)

1408 (2007) 
21 Jump Street (2012) 
50/50 (2011)
Alien 3 (1992)
American Splendor (2003) 
Bad Boys (1995) 
Bananas (1971) 
Batman Begins (2005) 
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) 
The Beach (2000) 
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) 
The Big Boss/ 唐山大兄 (1971) 
The Bride Wore Black/La Mariée Était en Noir (1968) 
Bronson (2008) 
Bruce Almighty (2003) 
Cape Fear (1991) 
Casino Royale (1967) 
El Cid (1961) 
The Class/Entre les Murs (2008) 
Closer (2004) 
Cop Land (1997) 
Crazy Heart (2009) 
The Crimson Rivers/Les Rivières Pourpres (2000) 
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 
Dancer in the Dark (2000) 
Departures/おくりびと (Okuribito) (2008) 
Desperado (1995) 
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) 
Double Indemnity (1944) 
Dracula (1931) 
Drive (2011) 
Duel (1971, TV movie)
Evil Dead (2013) 
The Guard (2011) 
Headhunters/Hodejegerne (2011) 
The Hunt/Jagten (2012) 
Johnny English Reborn/Johnny English Returns (2011) 
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) 
The Muppets (2011) 
The Name of the Rose (1986) 
Prometheus (2012) 
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 
St. Vincent (2014) 
This Is the End (2013) 
Timbuktu (2014) 
Trainwreck (2015) 

Mediocre and poor big hit movies reviewed by Film Excess to date (in alphabetical order)

1941 (1979) 
28 Weeks Later (2007)
American Psycho (2000)
American Reunion/American Pie: Reunion (2012) 
Any Which Way You Can (1980) 
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) 
Black Christmas/Stranger in the House/Silent Night, Evil Night (1974) 
Blade II (2002) 
Blades of Glory (2007) 
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) 
The Bucket List (2007) 
Burn After Reading (2008)
Cars (2006) 
Chocolat (2000) 
Cobra (1986) 
Conan the Destroyer (1984) 
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) 
The Crow (1994) 
Damien: Omen II (1978) 
Dan in Real Life (2007) 
Delicatessen (1991) 
Dial M for Murder (1954) 
The Expendables 2 (2012) 
The Heat (2013) 
Hercules Unchained/Ercole e la Regina di Lidia (1959)
Labyrinth of Passion/Laberinto de Pasiones (1982) 
The Lost Boys (1987) 
The Possession (2012) 
The Raid: Redemption/The Raid/Serbuan Maut (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) 
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 

Grade zero big hit movie reviewed by Film Excess to date

Baby Geniuses (1999)

[146 in all] 

Previous Top 10 lists:

The best action movies reviewed by Film Excess to date
The best adapted movies reviewed by Film Excess to date
The best adventure movies reviewed by Film Excess to date

The best big flop movies reviewed by Film Excess to date
The best B/W movies reviewed by Film Excess to date
The best true story movies reviewed by Film Excess to date 


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Which big hit movies would be on yours?  

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Eagerly anticipating this week ... (29-17)

Eagerly anticipating this week ... (29-17)
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)